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By Close of Application, Nearly 470,800 Louisiana Children Approved for P-EBT Program
June 16, 2020
Louisiana's online application for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program closed on June 15th with nearly 470,800 eligible children signed up to receive benefits to make up for the free and reduced-price meals children missed when school facilities closed to curb the spread of COVID-19.
P-EBT Cards Arriving in Plain White Envelopes; Don't Toss!
June 10, 2020
As the first round of Louisiana Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) cards arrive this week, recipients should be on alert for plain white envelopes with an Austin, Texas, return address.
Louisiana Extends P-EBT Application Deadline to June 15, Announces Slight Delay in Some Mailed Benefits
June 08, 2020
06.08.2020 - The Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced the deadline for families to apply for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program has been extended one week, from June 8 to June 15.
Food Preservation an Important Part of Storm Preparations
June 05, 2020
06.05.2020 - With a potential for tropical storm-force winds and flooding from Cristobal this weekend, the Department of Children and Family Services encourages Louisiana residents to take steps now to minimize the risk of food loss due to the storm.
With Six Days until Deadline, 66 Percent of Eligible Louisiana Families Apply for Pandemic EBT Program
June 02, 2020
With six days until the deadline, applications for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program have been submitted on behalf of 403,731 children, or about 66 percent of all eligible children in Louisiana. The application portal opened May 18, and the deadline to apply is June 8.
Louisiana to Feed as Many as 600,000+ Students Whose Schools Closed in Pandemic
May 15, 2020
05.15.20 - Louisiana has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help feed as many as 611,430 students during the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced today. Under the new Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program, families of children who normally receive free or reduced-price meals at school may get financial assistance to replace those meals. All Louisiana public school and many non-public school facilities have been closed since March 16 because of the pandemic.
UPDATE: DCFS Offices Reopening to Public with Limited Capacity
May 15, 2020
DCFS Partners with Louisiana 211 to Provide Information about Resources, Services to Kinship Caregivers
April 23, 2020
04.23.2020 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is partnering with Louisiana 211 to provide kinship caregivers easy access to information about resources and services available to help them and their families.
Supplemental SNAP Benefits to be Issued to Many Louisiana Households on Tuesday
March 30, 2020
Many Louisiana households who received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in March will see an extra boost on their SNAP cards Tuesday (March 31, 2020), following a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) authorizing supplemental SNAP benefits to bring each household to its maximum allotment by size, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As dictated by federal law, households already receiving the maximum SNAP allotment for their household size will not receive supplemental benefits.
DCFS Child Support Enforcement Services Still Available
March 24, 2020
03.24.20 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Child Support Enforcement staff encourages non-custodial parents and employers to make payments electronically during the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.